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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

CBC News: New exposure for master portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh

John Diefenbaker

Jill Delaney holds a Karsh negative from 1957 of John Diefenbaker, Canadian Leader of the Opposition. Photo by Simon Gardner.

In his last report for CBC news, on April 28th, 2017, correspondent Simon Gardner broadcast a segment all about this new website. Gardner interviewed Jerry Fielder, Curator and Director of the Karsh estate, via Skype, and visited Karsh expert Jill Delaney at the Library and Archives of Canada in Ottawa. CBC also ran an extensive article online.

It’s been 15 years since Yousuf Karsh died. At the time, digital was just starting to overtake film as the most popular photographic medium.

It’s perhaps long overdue, but now a much more complete picture of the great portrait photographer’s life and work is available online on a website devoted to his work that launched last month.

The website not only showcases Karsh’s best-known portraits, it reveals many previously unpublished or rarely seen photos of the photographer behind the scenes. – Simon Gardner

Click to read the whole article.

Watch the TV segment. (45 minutes in)